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About Maria

I love shoujo and Arina Tanemura! Visit my shoujo blog here: http://shoujo1daisuki.wordpress.com I've also started a new blog: http://throwmebackintojune.wordpress.com

Clannad and Hyouka- Comparing first impressions

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Hey, my friend is making me watch Fullmetal Alchemist (which is pretty good, by the way) and this reintroduction to anime (after months of abandonment) has motivated me to reboot my blog. So you can thank my friend for that. My other friend, however, introduced two animes to me over the year. One is Clannad, and the other is Hyouka. She gave me a few episodes, and I found myself laughing and analyzing how similar my first impressions for both animes are. So here it is. The detailed comparison of the first episodes of Clannad and Hyouka. It’ll probably take me forever to finish watching Hyouka and I’ve only watched one season of Clannad, so I won’t try and compare the two animes as a whole.

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CLAMP’s Wedding Dress Revealed

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So it’s out! CLAMP’s wedding dress designed based on CardCaptor Sakura. And they featured Sakura and Chii wearing it, just like I wanted them to. They would have anyway.

Honestly, I’m a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a very cute dress, but this clearly isn’t a wedding dress. It definitely looks wedding-related on Sakura in the art panel, but the real life version just looks like a one of the nicer cosplay costumes of Chii’s outfits from Chobits, not at all like an actual wedding dress. This is actually more like a bridesmaid’s outfit, not the bride’s outfit. This could’ve been a side piece, in addition to the actual dress.

I was expecting something more 华丽. It’s really CLAMP’s Chobits/CCS style but if you’re going to design an actual wedding dress you’d make it much longer and less cutesy, wouldn’t you? It’s supposed to be a bridal gown, not a bridesmaid’s outfit. I can’t really see anybody getting married in this.

At least it looks cuter worn on the model.

This is really pretty, though. They really should just make another wedding dress with a full skirt and incorporate this into the design. That, I think, would be a gorgeous wedding dress and perfect for an CLAMP-crazy otaku couple to get married in! ^_^

Maria

Happy Birthday Graruru

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Hi!!! It’s Graruru’s birthday!! Sorry this is late because I didn’t figure out the whole email thing and of course there’s that time difference).

SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This is what I would give you as a present (if I could):

Thanks for always reading my blog (even though I know you’re not a fan of shoujo) and always skyping me and fb :))))). You’re a really interesting person and I hope you know that! You’re a good debater, whatever you think –> you’ve got lots of opinions. Thank you for your insights and have a great birthday :)

Sorry this is short I will edit this later: just trying to make it on the day :)))))) Maria

Catching up…

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Hey! I’m back! Btw, iireadmanga I condensed your daily posts into one wishlist. :) Thanks for all your help! I lied. I didn’t do naniwrimo this year. I didn’t have any ideas I could really stick with. So I just focused on school.

So… It’s this time of year again :) Christmas is here! I don’t really feel it yet because I’ve been stuck in boarding school this past time and I’ve been cut off from all the usual festivities that go on in cities and stuff. I will soon, when I fly to Hong Kong this weekend :)

Spending this winter break living and breathing my beloved city… and catching up with all my old friends, whom I haven’t seen in AGES!! I’m so excited!

Anyway,  I will try to do some anime reviews and stuff later on, this is just a brief catch up post. :)

Maria